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Growing Bagel Baker Rubinstein Plots New Capitol Hill Location

Plus, Seattle extends its eviction moratorium through June 30, and a popular Edmonds cheesemonger will soon close up shop

A selection of offerings from Rubinstein Bagels, including an everything variety smeared with cream cheese
Rubinstein Bagels plans to open a second location a year after its first fixed cafe debuted.
Peter Hilgendorf

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Growing Bagel Baker Rubinstein Plots New Capitol Hill Location

South Lake Union’s popular cafe Rubinstein Bagels has eyes on a Capitol Hill expansion. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, the bagel shop is planning to take over the space formerly occupied by the Wandering Goose sometime this summer. Owner Andrew Rubinstein has been steadily building a following for five years with his long-fermented sourdough offerings, and earned some critical praise when the bagels started popping up at places such as Citizen, Moonshot Coffee, and Ethan Stowell’s Cortina. He eventually opened the first Rubinstein Bagels fixed location at the Via6 apartment complex in 2020, serving up a selection of rotating bagel flavors, sandwiches, and coffee, along with duck fat matzoh ball soup. It sounds like the Via6 bakery will remain the main operation, even when the Capitol Hill outpost arrives.

Seattle Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June 30

On Monday, March 16, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan officially extended the moratorium on evictions for residential, nonprofit, and small businesses through June 30. The City of Seattle has extended a moratorium on residential, nonprofit and small business evictions through June 30 (it was originally due to expire March 31). While the eviction moratorium is in effect, landlords cannot kick any resident or small business out while a lease is still active, unless there’s an immediate health and safety threat to the community, nor can they implement late fees, interest, or other punitive charges for non-payment of rent. Temporary loading zones for restaurants has also been extended through June 30, but the city plans to end the 72-hour parking rule suspension on April 1.

Popular Edmonds Cheesemonger Plans to Close Up Shop Permanently

After nine years supplying a wide selection of dairy products to the area, the Cheesemonger’s Table in Edmonds announced it will close for good April 1. The deli and cafe had been a popular neighborhood spot to grab sandwiches, soups, cheeses, and charcuterie, with items such as Rogue River Blue cheese wrapped in pear brandy-soaked grape leaves. The owners said other career obligations were the main reason for the closure, but there may soon be another business taking its place. The business posted a statement on Facebook that said it’s “excited to soon announce a collaborative project that will introduce Edmonds to its newest wine bar.”

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